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Breaking News: Jordan Ayew starts against Brazil - Adiyiah, Dede dropped

Published on: 05 September 2011

Marseille attacker Jordan Ayew has been handed his first Ghana start for the friendly against Brazil in London on Monday, can exclusively reveal.

Coach Goran Stevanovic dropped three players from his squad that played Swaziland on Friday.

But the brother of the of the Marseille youngster Andre Ayew has been dropped from the starting team to face the South Americans at Craven Cottage.

Also dropped from the starting line-up is Dominic Adiyiah whose position on the right wing has been taken over by Ukraine-based Samuel Inkoom.

In the absence of the injured Asamoah Gyan, Jordan will start as the striker to be partnered by Sulley Muntari who will also assist the midfielders.

Kwadwo Asamoah who was dropped from the Black Stars starting team against Swaziland will return to the squad to play on the left wing.

In the absence of the injured Asamoah Gyan, Jordan will start as the striker to be partnered by Sulley Muntari who will also assist the midfielders.

It was thought Prince Tagoe will take over Gyan's position but he travelled to Turkey to complete his transfer to Bursaspor before the transfer deadline ends on Monday night.

Even though he returned to the Black Stars team on Monday morning, coach Stevanovic opted to rest him to recover from his travel from Istanbul to London.

Norway-born Adam Kwarasey will retain his place as the goalkeeper and John Paintsil and Daniel Opare will keep their places on the right and left back positions respectively.

Jonathan Mensah will partner Isaac Vorsah at the heart of the defence while the effective central midfield partnership between Derek Boateng and Emmanuel Agyemang Badu is maintained.

Ghana starting line-up: Adam Kwarasey, John Paintsil, Daniel Opare, Isaac Vorsah, Jonathan Mensah, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, Samuel Inkoom, Derek Boateng, Jordan Ayew, Sulley Muntari, Kwadwo Asamoah.


This article has 33 comment(s), give your comment
  • nyp says:
    September 05, 2011 02:36 pm
    what happened to inkoom starting ahead of adiyiah, i thought adiyiah was dropped. Inkoom should replace paintsil in my opinion and people should back off muntari, give him the time he needs.
  • adam dauda says:
    September 05, 2011 01:28 pm
    i hope with this ghana can go places
  • chiches says:
    September 05, 2011 01:36 pm
    If Tagoe can be dropped for a poor show, why cant Muntari too be dropped? I dont, for the love of God see what Muntari offers to the team presently. He is slow, poor at passing, does not offer creativity and keeps on committing niggling fouls. Granted, its a friendly, but I expected to see Dede (our most consistent attacking player in Europe over the past 2 seasons) start. Remember he was excellent playing as CF for Marseille last season. But then,its the coach's call, not mine. I hope he gets his tactics right. Go BS!
  • Sir Bala says:
    September 05, 2011 01:37 pm
    Andre needs to play in place of muntari. the dude has lost form and he needs to look for a new club and start playing regularly.
  • idiami says:
    September 05, 2011 01:42 pm
    what kind of selection is that,dropin dede means ghana will lose and i play for that
  • pee says:
    September 05, 2011 01:42 pm
    oh my God...How can Sulley still be in this team....we are dead!
  • George says:
    September 05, 2011 01:46 pm
    There will be too much talk if the two Ayews are given the first chance together. Let Muntari play as the trainer sellects. They just have to work hard and win this game.Some will argue that it is just a friendly match,indeed it is, but important one.
  • victor says:
    September 05, 2011 01:55 pm
    sulley shd not be in the team,his fitness level is very poor. P.tagoe has a very poor positioning,confidence is also questionable. I don't see how we are going 2 beat brazil.
  • Ghanas Son says:
    September 05, 2011 01:59 pm
    I thought Dominic Adiyiah was dropped from the starting lineup as stated in the article. However, his name appears in the starting line up.
  • freshcurlvin says:
    September 05, 2011 02:01 pm
    all the way to the top the black stars of Ghana to day we will beat brazil who has the vim to say yes???
  • prody says:
    September 05, 2011 02:03 pm
    how on earth should muntari play ahead of dede ....Goran take your time oo hmmm
  • Yaw Dompreh says:
    September 05, 2011 02:06 pm
    Can anybody pls let me know when is the kickoff . I mean in Ghana time thank u.
  • Emma says:
    September 05, 2011 02:12 pm
    How can Adiyiah be dropped and still be in the team?????
  • pippo says:
    September 05, 2011 02:14 pm
    @ GSN this is not Jordan's first start for Black star he started the game against Sudan at Baba Yara last year under Kwesi Appiah. Check ur facts
  • Semenu says:
    September 05, 2011 02:16 pm
    YES more VIM LEVELS*
  • Semenu says:
    September 05, 2011 02:17 pm
    YES more VIM LEVELS*18:45pm
  • osobo says:
    September 05, 2011 02:28 pm
    pls do yr checks properly,how can adiyiah be dropped n stil ve his name in d final team sheet?
  • Yakub mohammed says:
    September 05, 2011 02:28 pm
    Tagoe should have dropped instead of Addiyah by Heaven security.
  • Muntari says:
    September 05, 2011 02:35 pm
    U'll surely regret for saying this!
  • amundele says:
    September 05, 2011 02:36 pm
    why is the coach using jordan as strikers? Why can't the coach drop muntari? Bad line up.
  • rockee says:
    September 05, 2011 02:39 pm
    Dede should play ahead of Muntari i think we dont need Muntary again in the team. please goran answer this question for me, how many passes does Muntary make it right out of 10?
  • phillbanger says:
    September 05, 2011 02:41 pm
    the game starts at 6.45 ghana time
  • Mahbadu says:
    September 05, 2011 02:41 pm
  • Musah Fifa says:
    September 05, 2011 02:46 pm
  • Experience Coach says:
    September 05, 2011 02:50 pm
    You are right. Muntari should not have been selected. What is going on? The midfield would be loose because of his slowness.
  • homy says:
    September 05, 2011 02:56 pm
    Ahh!, somtyms I thick dis coach is confused or hiding something from ghns cos he can drop olele, prince, anan and even kwadwo asamoah due to dip of ba cannot drop sulley. Why? Did he promise him a sure starting pstn when he was given the job and was travelling arnd talking to him and kpb? Is shocking
  • Musah Fifa says:
    September 05, 2011 02:59 pm
    My brother say it again Oooo, i don't know what this people are doing there? what they want to said is Dominic Adiyiah has been droped and samuel Inkoom has been taking his place or something like that,but they were confused,you can't understand them,Ghanasoccernet you have long way to go in journalism
  • zicovich says:
    September 05, 2011 03:09 pm
    No matter what the starting line line-up is, they should work hard n they will surely come out with a good result,WISH THEM ALL THE BEST OF LUCK.
  • Kwame Uk says:
    September 05, 2011 03:13 pm
    @Musah hahahahaha he meant he pray for that and not PLAY. OMG that made me laugh lool
  • Musah Fifa says:
    September 05, 2011 03:28 pm
    the time is 6,45GMT
  • Manucho says:
    September 05, 2011 03:38 pm
    Soccernet u dunno this is Jordan's second senior cap for gh. That is too low and lame huh
  • yaw says:
    September 05, 2011 04:08 pm
    jst realised dede has totally bn ruled out of tonyts game due to injury..wot a shock..God please help us win tonyts game..amen
  • henry amarh says:
    September 05, 2011 05:18 pm
    i think jonathan quartey should bcos is better than in defence